Wittnauer Professional Chronograph


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Basic Info

Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1950's
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, Connecticut, Greenwich
Price $1,650 [Negotiable]
Availability Available now


Movement Manual winding


Case material Steel


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black


Wittnauer Vintage – Professional Chronograph – 1950’s – Stainless steel - Recently Serviced

Wittnauer Vintage 3256 Manual Wind Chronograph, stainless steel on a beautiful black strap, manual wind movement, Landeron 248, two register chronograph, original dial is mint with intact lume plots and very bold multi-color measurement scales, original hands have patina matching the lume plots, case is very sharp, small seconds at 9 o'clock, minute register at 3 o'clock, diameter: 35mm, thickness: 13.2mm, Excellent Condition.

There is a screw-down solid polished case back engraved "STAINLESS STEEL." It has round chronograph pushbuttons and a push/pull winding crown. The 35mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lapidated lugs, and stepped angled bezel are polished/brushed. The original dial is matte silver with applied Arabic numerals at 6 and 12 o'clock, and applied dart hour indices with still luminous dots around a minute/one-fifth second scale. It has the original Dauphine steel hands with luminous inserts, and a center sweep chronograph seconds hand. There is a red outer Telemeter scale to 10 miles, and around the perimeter is a blue tachymeter graduated to 1000 UPH. There are two silver guilloche subsidiary dials, including a running seconds register at the 9 o'clock positions, and a 30-minute totalizer at 3 o'clock. The 13.2mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Wittnauer Manual Wind Chronograph 3256 has a mechanical manual winding 14Y (Landeron Caliber 248) movement that's rhodium-plated, with fausses côtes embellishment. It's constructed with 17 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance, a self-compensating flat balance-spring, and an index regulator.

Albert Wittnauer came to the United States around 1845. The company started to import Swiss watches and acted as an agent for brands such as Audemars Piguet, Longines or Angelus. In addition to the watches of these manufacturers, the dealership also offered wristwatches under its own signature. Since 2000, the brand belongs to the Bulova Corporation.



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